7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,blue side-glancing eyes,painted brown upper lashes,closed mouth with primly-painted lips,blonde mohair wig with braided chignon,jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: very good,hair a tad mussed,missing apron. Marks: Liguria Riomaggiore (on Lenci heart-shaped parchment tag). Comments: Lenci,circa 1935,the doll is wearing blue felt folklore gown with embroidered flowers from the region of Liguria on the northern coast of Italy,with felt coiffe decorated with embroidery,medallions and appliques,carrying a basket of felt flowers,with lace collar,gold beads,petticoat,pantalets,socks,and blue felt shoes. Value Points: beautiful detail of coiffe extends to the back with detail of embroidered birds on the rarely-found model with identification.